Brilliant Madrid crush Juve to retain UCL trophy

Lynette Rowe
June 19, 2017

Bale was a second-half substitute in his home city of Cardiff as Real became the first side to retain the Champions League trophy with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Juventus on Saturday. From Lucas Vazquez playing as a starter during the first half of the campaign to Mariano scoring a decisive goal against Deportivo while James and Morata also contributed as starters when given the chance.

After initially ignoring them, Ronaldo and all his Real Madrid team mates then joined the crowd in calling for the Portuguese superstar to win his fifth Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo's second goal in the game - a cross from Luka Modric which he finished superbly from a tight angle - was the 600th goal of his career. "My family is happy and I am happy so we will continue what we are doing".

Beyond his assist, the 31-year-old's elegance on the ball, his eye for a pass and capacity for making the right decisions, helped to open up angles for Real Madrid to hit Juventus time after time on the break.

Ronaldo scored twice in Real's thrashing of Juventus and also became the first player to score in three Champions League finals.

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As well as managing Real, Zidane spent five years as a player at the Bernabeu between 2001 and 2006.

With his contract at the reigning champions of Spain set to expire it just over 12 months time, Isco admits he's keen to sort out his future as soon as possible despite being linked with moves to Liverpool and Barcelona.

Perez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: "Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his life. Every player in the squad has played their part, and that's been the key factor this season".

Florentino Perez built the best squad in the history of the club.

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